Bitcoin makes debut on major US stock exchange

The increasingly popular digital currency, Bitcoin, has made its debut on a major US exchange.

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    The increasingly popular digital currency, Bitcoin, has made its debut on a major US exchange.

    On Monday, futures trading of the virtual money started in the Chicago Board of Exchange.

    Interest was so high that the board's website crashed due to heavy traffic.

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC.


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